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FDL Man Pleads To Child Abduction Charge

The 20-year-old Fond du Lac man who allegedly abducted his girlfriend’s children from a babysitter’s home in Fond du Lac will be sentenced in April. Tou Thao pled “no contest” to abduction charge when he appeared in Fond du Lac County Court Tuesday. Two kidnapping charges were read into the record and dismissed. Charges stem from an incident on October 1st of 2012. It began in Oshkosh when Thao punched his girlfriend while they were sitting in her parked car. She got out of the SUV and he took it. It was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a parked car in Oshkosh and then he headed to Fond du Lac where he allegedly took the women’s children. He was captured after a traffic crash in the Village of Menomonee Falls while police were pursuing him. His sentencing is set for April 22nd. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered. He’s currently serving a 2 ½ prison term for charges related to the traffic crash in Waukesha County.